The U.Dance National Festival is taking place this month, showcasing the creativity and talent of young dancers from all over the UK.
We’re delighted to see:
Next Door Dance Youth Company (East Midlands)
Our Lady and St Chads Catholic Academy (West Midlands)
Linden Youth Dance Company (West Midlands)
who have been selected to represent the East and West Midlands on stage at the U.Dance National Festival taking place at MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) Birmingham.

As Birmingham gears up to host the Commonwealth Games 2022, hundreds of young dancers will showcase their creativity and talent on stage and on screen at MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) Birmingham from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July.

We would like to congratulate the Midlands groups will be performing on the Saturday and Sunday. On the Saturday will be Next Door Youth Dance Company performing their piece, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper and Our Lady and St Chads Catholic Academy performing their piece, Snow White and the Seven Dorks. Linden Youth Dance Company will be performing their piece, Disconnection on the Sunday.

We’re delighted to also have the Centre for Advanced Training groups from both East and West Midlands perform their pieces on Friday 22 July.

Tickets to the U.Dance National Showcase are available to purchase here.


U.Dance National Festival is taking place on stage and online from Monday 18 to Sunday 31 July. Get inspired by a host of extraordinary live and on screen youth dance performances as well as FREE digital masterclasses led by world-renowned dance companies. Find out what’s on offer here.


Landscape header image of Next Door Dance Youth Company performing Lunch atop a Skyscraper. Image by Matt Cawrey.